Luke Ridge is a Legal Executive in our Housing Department.
Luke graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2016 with an honours degree in Law. Before joining Swain & Co Solicitors Luke was a generalist adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau where he gave advice in areas such as Welfare Benefits, Employment Law and Housing.
Luke works for clients who are facing eviction proceedings, suffering with disrepair issues or who have applied for homelessness assistance to the local council- in addition to other work within the Housing department. Luke has experience assisting client’s who’s cases are funded by Legal Aid as well as those who are funding their case privately.
Luke regularly represents clients in the County Court having appeared at over 500 hearings on behalf of tenants. As part of a team, Luke attends courts across the South and South West to deliver on-the-day representation as part of the Housing Possession Court Desk Scheme.
Outside of work, Luke volunteers as a First Aider for St John Ambulance.